The Bucket Band is a group of veteran musicians based in Kansas City, MO, playing the great songs from the 1960s and early ’70s - the “Golden Age of AM Radio.” The members grew up playing in various bands in the Midwest, getting together as The Bucket Band in 2012.
According to keyboardist-guitarist-vocalist Tim Coulter, “What’s different about this band? We had all just grown tired of playing the same old songs that everybody else was doing and decided it was time to play some songs that nobody’s done before.” Lead guitarist Bill Bishop spent time in some tribute bands, from Boston to Bad Company to the Doors - as the lead vocalist and guitarist, but had always wanted to sing some songs by Glen Campbell and Neil Diamond—and he’s capable of covering anybody! Jeff Mize, bass guitarist, is excited to get to play the music he grew up listening to—on his parents’ stereo. “I’m a bit younger than some of the members, but my parents were always playing these records or listening to the radio.” Bruce Johnson adds the solid backbeat and takes the band to the next level, entertainment-wise!
So The Bucket Band can cover just about anything! “We do the big hits from the ’60s and early ’70s, but there’s a lot of variety. From the Monkees, The Rolling Stones, Temptations, Moody Blues, and, of course, The Beatles—really all the music we loved growing up.” The audiences seem to love it, too. “People come up and tell us how great it is to hear a band playing these songs. It’s just ‘feel good’ music.”
Tim Coulter - keyboards, guitar, vocals
Bill Bishop - lead guitar, vocals
Jeff Mize - bass
Bruce Johnson - drums, vocals
The Bucket Band, based in Kansas City, plays the hits from the 1960’s and early ‘70s. All four members sing, covering The Beatles, Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, The Temptations, CCR, Elvis and many more. Having played together since 2012, they’re known for sounding “just like the records!”
A Few Highlights...
Pre-game shows at Kauffman Stadium (2017, 2018)
Headliner at Lebanon, Missouri’s Route 66 Festival (2019, 2021)
Headliner at Higginsville Missouri's Family Fun & Fireworks 4th of July Concert (2017, 2021)
Released CD, Vinyl Soul in 2017 - sold out within a year
Released CD, Still Kickin' in 2021
Photo & Logo
The Bucket Band: Tim Coulter, Brad Burgess, Bill Bishop, Jeff Mize